ALREADY the Deva Stadium cash registers are ringing as the club prepares for life in the third division of the Football League next August.
Season ticket sales are ahead of the same period last year, corporate bookings are showing a healthy increase and the interest in advertising opportunities at the Deva is phenomenal, according to the club's directors.
"Everything on the commercial side is doing well. We are obviously striving for even more business, but at the moment our promotion to the Football League is proving to be extremely positive on the commercial side," enthused City director David Burford.
"The business community in the area really is taking notice of the opportunities that we can offer. It's amazing what a successful side creates for any f o otb al l club's commercial department."
On the football side, City had their five-figure offer for Scarborough midfielder Keith Gilroy turned down this week.
It is now likely that City will turn their attentions to other wingers who are on their list of targets.
"We are extremely ambitious and we are actively building a squad that will challenge for promotion. But there is a financial ceiling that we are not prepared to break, when it comes to transfers, " said City chairman Stephen Vaughan.
I expect that there will be activity in the transfer department this week, but it is unlikely that the Gilroy interest will be pursued.
I understand that a player with connections with Liverpool Football Club could well come into City's sights next week.
Another issue for Stephen Vaughan and manager Mark Wright to discuss next week is a replacement for assist-ant manager Steve Bleasdale.
The former Southport youth team coach left the Deva Stadium during the week. Vaughan said: "There was a difference of opinion over policy matters and as such we considered that it was prudent that Mr Bleasdale left the club.
"There was also an internal incident that occurred, but I'm not prepared to discuss that point in the public arena."